Bible Reading Speaker
Simon Manchester is the senior minister at St Thomas' Anglican Church North Sydney. He is married to Kathy and they have three adult children. He was a school teacher before studying at Moore Theological College and he did training in Wollongong and London before taking up his first church in Sydney.He was chaplain for the North Sydney Rugby League Bears for seven seasons and also ran the ministry to the North Sydney business community for ten years.
Bill has been married to Dot for over 40 years they have four grown up children and three adorable grandchildren. Bill has been a Pastor at Bridge Chapel for 35 years he is also Chaplain at Liverpool Football Club
Jonathan Griffiths is married to Gemma, and they have three young children. A native of Canada, Jonathan read theology at Oxford and holds a doctorate in New Testament studies from Cambridge. After serving on the pastoral staff of Christ Church, Westbourne, Jonathan joined the Proclamation Trust in London to teach on the Cornhill Training Course. He takes great delight in serving local churches through training men and women for expository Bible ministry. Moving forward, Jonathan will serve as lead pastor for the Metropolitan Bible Church, Ottawa.
Jonathan is the CEO and minister at large for Keswick Ministries, supporting the work in the UK and often speaking at other Keswicks around the world. He is the author, with Ian Randall, of ‘Knowing God Better: the vision of the Keswick movement’, and has also published a Keswick Foundations title ‘Preaching Matters: encountering the living God’ (IVP). He also serves as a Vice President of IFES.
Peter Maiden retired from the role of International Director of Operation Mobilisation in August 2013. He now serves as International Director Emeritus. His new role gives more time for preaching and teaching which today is his main ministry role. Peter enjoys family life with his wife Win, their three grown children and nine grandchildren.
John Risbridger is Chairman of Keswick Ministries and serves as Minister and Team Leader at Above Bar Church in Southampton. After coming to Christ at a young age he studied Mathematics and Economics in Nottingham and was very active in the Christian Union. He spent 10 years on the staff of UCCF after 5 years in NHS management. He has a deep love of expository Bible teaching, along with a particular interest in the theology and practice of Christian worship. He is married to Alison and they have two daughters.
Dave Landrum is the Director of Advocacy at the UK Evangelical Alliance where his work involves public policy, theology, research and media. A frequent contributor on Christian and secular debates on a range of social issues, he previously worked in parliament for 10 years and has a PhD in politics. Dave has an interest in Christian social and political engagement, public leadership and religious liberty. Being from Liverpool, he naturally supports Everton.
Peter Lewis has recently retired after forty-five years as the senior pastor of the Cornerstone Church, Nottingham. During Peter’s ministry, and with a growing ministry team, the church grew from an obscure, down-town church of 50 to a city-centre church of over 700 including 200 children, sent out many missionaries, and taught generations of students. Peter has written several books including The Glory of Christ, The Message of the Living God, the Lord’s Prayer, God’s Hall of Fame, and, for this year’s Keswick, ‘Christlikeness Matters’. He is married to Valerie and they have two sons and two grandchildren.
Steve James is a Welshman born in England – by accident! That means a passionate interest is Welsh rugby, but also a support for Man City in the football arena. Steve was in Human Resources before being called to work in church, first at St Helen’s in London and then after college at Oakhill, in Norwich, Vancouver and the Wirral before moving to his current post at Holy Trinity, Platt, Manchester. He is married to Rachel and they have 3 children.
Mel Lacy teaches at Oakhill College, and is thrilled to be involved with the formation and training of men and women to serve in the local church to facilitate the passing on of the great truths of God to the next generation. Her vision is to see young people equipped to share their faith with those around them, she has been involved in biblical youth and children’s ministry and training for many years. Mel has served as a deacon in the Church of Ireland, and more recently as a youth minister in St John’s, Knutsford, Cheshire.